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The crystal on my Skagen titanium developed a pressure crack which, in less than a day, spread to almost a complete circle. Crystal obviously must be replaced. Who does this work and how much does crystal replacement cost?

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  • kennterk Sep 15, 2008

    Skagen website gave address in Reno Nevada for factory replacement. Downloaded form to send with the watch. No local authorized service reps identified. Thank you, all set.

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Contact the manufacture to find out who their authorized service rep is for your area.

I had the glass or crystal break on some of my watches. The glass or any outside parts are not normaly covered by warranty.

Jerry G.

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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take to walmart or good jewelry store and have them do it sometimes we get lucky and do not damage but if we break the face crystal then we pay lots more

Feb 26, 2015 | Skagen T233xltmn Titanium Mens Watch

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Crack across the crystal on my skagen how much would it cost to fix from an expert, and how much would it cost just to buy the new crystal piece?


Here in U.K. fitted crystal would cost you £15-£20. Crystal only you can find on ebay for as low as £1-£3, but you need to know exact size.

May 16, 2011 | Watches

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The crystal of my wife's skagen watch popped out and the nylon ring surrounding the crystal seems too big to get back in, or perhaps I just don't have the right tools. Help!


Watch crystals are pressure fitted to their cases so that they are resistant to popping out. Think of a champagne cork, and how it expands when it comes out of its bottle.
Crystals are set into cases in one of several basic methods. First, a crystal may be installed from the back--watch cases are commonly assembled before the movement is installed. So, one potential way of reinstalling your crystal is to remove the watch movement from the case (if it isn't already) and try pushing the crystal from the back forwards. If this is indeed the way it was installed, the crystal should pop into position with a noticeable click or light thump to let you know that the other edge of the crystal has found the shallow groove in which it's supposed to sit.
Second, some crystals can be installed from the front using a tool called a "crystal lift." This tool has many little fingers that compress the edge of the watch crystal so that it can be slid into the case. Pressure is then gradually removed from the crystal, permitting it to expand into the shallow groove into which it's supposed to sit. Crystal lifts are easy to use in theory but somewhat finicky in real life; the crystal must be grabbed equally by all the lift prongs or else the crystal will have a tendency to squirt out of the tool before it's been completely set.
Looking at pictures of your wife's watch, it doesn't look to me like a crystal lift would do any good. I think instead that your crystal might have been installed using a third method. Looking at the pictures, it looks like the bezel--the metal top of the watch--separates from the watch body. If this is the case, gently pop off the bezel and push the crystal into it from behind. Then, push the bezel back onto the watch movement. It's possible that the crystal is kept in place by being squeezed between the bezel and the rest of the watch case.
If all of this sounds daunting, putting the crystal back in--assuming it's not cracked--is a minor job for a watch repair technician. It literally might only take 5-10 minutes to complete the job. If you're concerned about the appearance of the watch, it might be safest to pay someone the small amount of money to get this done right. Replacing a watch crystal with a new one usually runs about $15-25, around where I live. Replacing an undamaged crystal that's popped out should cost appreciably less, since a new crystal costs a jeweler between $5-25 for most standard sizes (diver's watches and strange specialty shapes will cost more).

May 16, 2011 | Skagen 358SSSD Wristwatch

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The crystal on my Skagen watch has cracked and I would like it replaced


Thank you for contacting FIxYa.

You can get all the info you need for your repair here:

 

http://www.skagen.com/service/home.fx

 

Best regards. Jewel

Sep 02, 2010 | Skagen 358SSSD Wristwatch

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The crystal cracked = want to purchase new crystal


Best place that I can find on line is at following link:

http://www.watchrepairsusa.com/skagen/watch-repair

Best wishes.

Aug 14, 2010 | Skagen Watches

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233XSSS GLASS CRACKED NEDD REPLACING


mcdevito75 here, If the crystal is original Glass from the watch manufacturer Skagen, that would account for the jump in price, and of course the amount of time from the last time the crystal was changed. BEST BET, keep shopping for a small watch repair shop in your area, a small out of the way place where prices may be lower..

Jun 29, 2010 | Skagen Steel ( 233XSSS) Watch for Women

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Broken glass and new strap


Hi Chris,

Skagen watches have very thin domed crystals and they do break. Because of how thin they are it doesn't take a lot of pressure to break the crystal.

Crystals are not something any watch company covers in their warranty.

The crystal can be replaced. Either Skagen can replace them or a qualified watchmaker can. Prices vary and it would depend on how much you are willing to spend as to if it was worth it to you.

Apr 14, 2010 | Skagen Men's - MEN'S MULTIFUNCTION...

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When I flexed my wrist backwards, the crystal on my titanium Skagen cracked!


This sounds rather unusual, as flexing the wrist can pull the pins out of the lugs but should not damage the crystal.

If it is still under warranty, then take it to a local dealer for watch.

I suspect that you have a rigid strap and this puts a strain on the watch. I gave up using leather straps 30 years ago because of continual troubles like yours (a flexible bracelet will prevent this) and have never had any similar problems ever since .

If you have to pay for a new crystal, then investing in an expanding braceletshould be considered.

Jan 25, 2010 | Skagen 170LTTM Wrist Watch

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I require a new crystal for my Skagen 240SSX watch. Any suggestions?


skagen.com will replace your crystal for a very low price. other than that you may find it hard to find a jeweler that'd do a good job.

Dec 10, 2009 | Skagen 240SSX Wrist Watch

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I've replaced the battery on my Skagen watch but am having trouble snapping the back on -- any ideas would be greatly appreaciated. Thanks


O.K this is a tough one, because a watch maker has a press to do this. I don't know if your watch has a round crystal or if the crystal is domed. If it is round and flat, lay the watch down with the crystal side face down. Lay it on a flat scratch-proof item. Take a wooden handle that has a domed end to it. Take the back and lay it on the watch case, making sure that the knotch on the back is aliegned with the setting crown. Take the wooden tool and using the domed end put a little pressure on the endge watch case near the edge, and slowley go around the back, it should snap into place. If it's a domed or square crystal, that's a little harder and all I can think of is finding a round concaved something that fits aroung the edge of the casing NOT hitting the crystal ,and do the same thing as with the flat crystal ( go around the edge putting a little pressure on the back) For a square crystal

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